JET FRONTMAN SHARES NEW ANIMATED VIDEO FOR TRACK ‘PSICHEBELLO’

DEBUT SOLO ALBUM ‘SUGAR RUSH’ TO FOLLOW ON 27TH JULY

 

fter selling 6 millionrecords with the resurgent rock ‘n’ rollers Jet, Nic Cesterbuilds towards the 27THJuly release of his debut album ‘Sugar Rush’by sharing video for track ‘Psichebello’.

 

Swelling with psychedelic undertones and harmonies, ‘Psichebello’ showcases a softer side of the Jet frontman’s distinct vocals. “Like most of the songs on the album I was enjoying flirting with different genres and then spinning them into something else,” explains Cester. “‘Psichebello’is the most psychedelic track on the album and the moment that highlights the abilities of the amazing Italian musicians who I had the pleasure to record with.”

 

“After listening to the track a bunch of times a really clear image emerged,” the clip’s director Dr D Foothead says. “I saw an environment where ideas live and float about waiting to travel through and manifest in the world. I wanted to try and tell the story of an idea passing through into another reality where it would affect and transform the beings who lived there.”

 

Nic Cester’s debut album Sugar Rush was produced by Jim Abbess (ArcticMonkeys, Kasabian) and is backed by members of funk-fuelled soundtrack revivalists Calibro 35, who have been famously sampled by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (‘One Shot One Kill’) and Jay-Z (‘Picasso Baby’).

 

Spanning psychedelia energy, Latin-tinged rhythms and slow-burning deep cuts, ‘Sugar Rush’ is an album that lives up to Nic’s self-declared mission statement. “The goal was to challenge myself to find a new way to express myself musically,” he adds. “I took myself way out of my comfort zone and took a lot of risks. The end result was well worth the journey. It’s definitely my best work to date.”

 

After a long hiatus, Jet reformed to play some dates in Australia and New Zealand early last year after being invited to support the legendary Bruce Springsteen. NicCester’s solo career doesn’t mean the end of the band, however. Their ‘Get Re-Born’tour comes to the UK this momth, and they’re also set to release a new live album. Jet live dates are below…

 

“As soon as I heard the sound – drum loops and soul vibes – I knew it was the direction I wanted to go in and it created the impetus to start my new project,” says Nic. “It’s a simple summery song that I wrote after my wife and I spent years living like gypsies, setting up camp in many different cities: from the Middle East to Berlin, back to Melbourne and, eventually Milan. Despite it sounding so summery, I actually started recording this demo on my kitchen table, with Davey Lane [You Am I] on bass, during a long, cold winter in Italy.”

 

Spanning psychedelia energy, Latin-tinged rhythms and slow-burning deep cuts, ‘Sugar Rush’ is an album that lives up to Nic’s self-declared mission statement. “The goal was to challenge myself to find a new way to express myself musically,” he adds. “I took myself way out of my comfort zone and took a lot of risks. The end result was well worth the journey. It’s definitely my best work to date.”

 

After a long hiatus, Jet reformed to play some dates in Australia and NewZealand early last year after being invited to support the legendary Bruce Springsteen. NicCester’s solo career doesn’t mean the end of the band, however. Their ‘Get Re-Born’ tour comes to the UK and Ireland in July, and they’re also set to release a new live album.

 

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